Postal Employment


The Postal Service changed their testing method from pencil and postal-worker-saves-residents-firepaper to computer administered several years ago. Several exams, including 460, 473, and 473-C, were replaced by the new 473e (e=electronic). Now, the entire application process, from the point where you search out and apply for the position you want to the exam itself, are computer-based.

Want to Join the USPS team?

At the United States Postal Service, all employees are the most valuable assets. Applicants who meet our employment requirements, get offered a great compensation and benefits package. Continue reading to learn about the eligibility requirements to apply for USPS employment.

Age Requirement

Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of appointment or 16 years old with a high school diploma.


Employees at United States Postal Service must be legal citizens of the United States, lawful permanent resident aliens (i.e., possession of a “green card”), and legal citizens of American Samoa or any other U.S territory with permanent allegiance to the United States. Not eligible for a position at the United States Postal Service: individuals solely granted asylum status, refugee status or conditional permanent resident status.

Basic competency in English

Selective Service

All male citizens born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service System.

Employment HistoryPostal+Service+Offer+Large+Number+Buyouts+A1gtUwZyoo7l

Along with your application you will be requested to provide the names of your current employer as well as all previous employers throughout a 10-year period prior to the date of application or to their 16th birthday, whichever is most recent.

Military Service

Military service has a priority for employment. Timed served is treated as prior employment. Veterans must indicate service and submit Copy 4 of the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty in order to be considered.

Criminal Conviction History

A local criminal check will be requested prior to employment. Once you are offered employment, a more extensive criminal history check will be completed.

Drug Screen

It is a requirement to be drug free in order to be employed by the United States Postal Service. Drug use checkup will be conducted through a urinalysis drug screen.

Medical Assessment

A medical assessment will take place to make sure the applicant has the medical suitability for a specific position. The selecting official will use this information about an applicant’s ability to perform the functions of a particular job in order to make an employment proposal.

Safe Driving Record

It is required that applicants have a safe driving record in the case the position they apply for requires them to drive (i. e., city carriers, motor vehicle operators, etc.).




No need to pay $70, $75 or even $120.00
to prepare for the US Postal Entrance Exam.


will receive a



Postal Career


    • Unlimited Use of 4 Timed Practice Exams that simulate the real tests
    • eBook Study Guide to study online, print or download to your favorite device
    • Postal Form Resource Links
    • My Quizzes – Track Your Performances
    • Memory Tips and Exercises to hone your memory skills
    • Job Locator- Search Job listings in your area
    • Job Alerts- Receive New local Lob listings
    • All available 24/7 in your own Student Dashboard

Our comprehensive program is better than just any postal exam book. Easy to follow exam test taking strategies & tips from subject matter experts. As noted the most challenging section of the exam is the memory test. In our eBook Study Guide we have several memorization exercises that you can use at any time over and over to help you exercise your memory skills. We update our material on a continuous basis to support the latest exams currently being used by the United States Postal Service.

Instant access. All study materials are conveniently available online. No need to wait to begin preparing. START NOW!